Bastille Block Party

It was another beautiful MPLS weekend! We love our job and we love seeing what our wonderful city is creating! Our weekend was filled with experiencing the works of several of our local creatives, running into old friends, and making new friends! We're looking forward to collaborating and posting features on everyone!! However, our bike riding adventures were stunted when some "super awesome human" decided to steal bike seats. Not cool, stranger. Not cool.

Below are a couple Fujifilm Instax Mini photographs created by KP. Photograph of Claire Monesterio (Manch1ta) + KP was created by Jessika Hassan.

Be kind to one another + keep creating!

Write! Am I Right?

Calling all creatives! We are looking for guest writers to author entries for both our IDEAS page and our RESOURCES page! If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing 100-300 words for either page, we'd love to have you/them join the team! Complete the form below and we will be in touch!!

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Stone Arch Festival + Northern Spark

A little rain doesn't stop us from enjoying summer in the city!

Stone Arch Bridge Festival kicked off Friday night and runs through today! Tons of music, artists, and food to check out. We had a blast supporting our friend Mike Munson on Friday night as he played two sets at the Water Power Park stage!

If you drank enough coffee and made it through the entire night of Northern Spark, HIGH FIVE! We didn't quite make it the entire night but we did have a great time with GRRRL PRTY AND we super dig Eric Rieger's (HOTTEA) new installation under the 3rd Ave Bridge. Yarn magic.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, MPLS. We heart you lots and we can't wait for more weekends like this, minus the severe weather storm warnings.

Keep Creating!

                                                                              photograph created by KP

                                                                              photograph created by KP

CALL TO CREATE

This summer's theme = WALK IN THE PARK

START CREATING: Each quarter we will have a CALL TO CREATE with a different theme. We'd love to see what that theme inspires you to create by posting your process and final product on our Facebook page or submitting it via email [info@mplscreates.com]. Group shows of the work you create will be exhibited throughout the year. Stay tuned for that info.  Until then, May//June//July's theme is WALK IN THE PARK. Submissions due by August 1st!

Excited to see what you create!

Art-A-Whirl

We arted! We whirled!

Art-A-Whirl in NE MPLS was such a blast this year. Our site launched that weekend and the event proved to be a wonderful opportunity for our team to start the MPLS Creates conversation AND to round up some new creatives that we can feature! We are looking forward to this summer and building up a supportive community around MPLS Creates and the creatives we promote and connect!

Go Create

Hello, Minneapolis! Thanks for stopping by. Soooooo here's the deal:

WHAT IS MPLS CREATES: A community organization focused on the action of CREATING! We hope to create and encourage participation from observation.

WHY IN THE WORLD DOES MPLS CREATES EXIST: The creative community can seem so focused on the final product of the work created, SO we want to see how you get there. We want MPLS to engage with emerging and established creatives. MPLS Creates provides the platform for the creative process as well as the hub for resources on how to make your creative ideas happen.

WHAT CAN I DO: Check our site once a week for a new feature of a local creative. Send us your recommendations for creatives who could benefit from a feature. Ask us questions about resources and creatives we can connect you to. LIKE us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and all of the things and places.

START CREATING: Each month we will have a CALL TO CREATE with a different theme. We'd love to see what that theme inspires you to create by posting your process and final product on our Facebook page or submitting it via email [info@mplscreates.com]. Group shows of the work you create will be exhibited throughout the year. Stay tuned for that info.  Until then, May's theme is WALK IN THE PARK.

Thanks for helping us start the conversation!

KEEP CREATING!

We're motivated creatives who recently learned that we really need to work through our on camera anxieties. Woah. Nonetheless, this video should give you a brief overview of what we are trying to accomplish by starting MPLS Creates!

Video created by Jennifer Sandquist, Hans Hamann, and Kristina Perkins. Music by Hans. Big thanks to Erin Kirby for use of her super rad house.